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Barcelona for Classical music lovers

James
Written by James

It’s been said before but Barcelona really has something to offer for everyone including lovers of classical music with the city being home to some of the most wonderful concert halls in Europe.

Those who have decided to make Barcelona their home, no matter for how long, will obviously want to rent a flat in Barcelona, which can be either short-term or long term rental. Barcelona has so much to offer in terms of pleasant climate, warm and friendly people, breathtakingly beautiful architecture and the best of classical music as well as the finest of venues to perform in.

One of the oldest and longest established concert halls in Barcelona is the Gran Teatre del Liceu, a monument to the era of Baroque, with its gold leaf moldings, plush red carpets and handcrafted an exceptionally ornate carvings. While all of the splendor may give an idea of exclusivity , classical music lovers should check out the program on a regular basis, because ticket prices tend to be very reasonable and an evening at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, is one that will not be readily forgotten.

Another popular spot for Barcelonans who enjoy listening to good music, not just classical but also modern music and even jazz, then the city’s L’Auditori is a place they will be visiting sooner rather than later.

L’Auditori,a modern building of 42,000 square metres with sitting space for 2,400 concert-goers opened its doors for the first time in March 1999, and is famous for its excellent acoustics and outstandingly designed central access atrium, a monumental cubic glass light designed in the shape of an ancient water tank known as an impluvium, that has been decorated with sketched paintings by local artists Pablo Palazuelo.

A concert hall that most symbolizes the character of modern Barcelona is the Palau de la Música Catalana. Palau de la Musica Catalana is without doubt the best known classical concert venue in the city is celebrated for its modernist architecture, as well as for the sheer number and scale of the concerts that it hosts.

Situated in the El Born region of the city the Palau de la Música Catalana is remarkable for the extent of its monthly program including chamber music , choir recitals from the city’s Orfeó Catalá choir, orchestral concerts, piano concerts and his even known for hosting seminars on music with visitors coming from all over Europe. The central hall seats just over 2,100 people however for smaller recitals and concerts the Palau de la Música Catalana also houses a smaller version of itself known as the Sala Petit Palau.

Barcelona is a center of music and in many ways hosting every year a number international music festivals, such as Primavera Sound, the Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona, Sónar and Cruïlla among a long list of others.

So once you have taken your pick of one of the first class apartments for rent in Barcelona from the nice people at ShBarcelona you will have all the time in the world to enjoy the sound of music.

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James

James

James is a passionate writer in love with the beautiful city of Barcelona.

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